May 23rd 2018

May 23rd 2018

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Gardening and Rugs.

We went from unbearably hot on Thursday to very chilly and spring like today.  Being a weather junky, it is interesting to me how May has been all over the place with weather. I couldn't believe how much snow fell in the mountains yesterday. I worked in my garden this morning, I had lots of helpers. I took out all of my now dry and crunchy sweet peas. This week our Governor removed the 25% water restrictions and sent the water issues back to the individual water districts. Our water district sent a letter that said they would remove the fines that they enacted last year for going over the water budget. As a way of celebrating, I went to Home Depot and over bought plants and flowers.

Tomatoes and peppers for the garden inside the yard. It will be nice to have some in the ground finally. Then for out in the pasture I bought seeds. Way too many seeds.

I have horded my pickles I made summer before last. I am going to plant pumpkins again but I am going to wait until July. Maybe I can get them to stay on the vine until October this year.
The parrots have been flying over and complaining because there are no sunflowers to be seen around here.
So I got plenty of seeds for sunflowers and just a flower garden in the back.

I did manage to hook a rug this May. I don't know how but when I pulled that last loop, I felt pretty proud of myself.
Pattern by Old Tattered Flag
While Kessie was here, I had her all to myself, and she drew out rug patterns for me. I am so excited to be able to have new patterns again. I can't wait to get them drawn out and on linen. It will be so nice to do summer things again.

I hope you have a lovely weekend.

My campers are needing lunch.


"I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all."---Laura Ingalls Wilder


  1. ooooh kim...i am so excited about all your seeds!! it's a bit of work but it is so rewarding!!!!

  2. You are going to be one busy gardener!
    Sweet rug. Julie has some wonderful patterns.
    Hugs :)

  3. Love the colors in your rug.
    Those plants are heaven !!
    That's great news that your water restrictions have been lifted. I can hear you singing !!!!

  4. That is a LOT of seeds 😀 Sweet May rug. I can't wait to see what Kessie drew up for you. I bet there is at least one chicken

  5. Such wonderful seeds, I love the red sunflowers!
    Hope to see your rugs as you go along.
    Yay! Precious water!

  6. Seed love! I am excited with you. Another day has passed and I haven't planted a seed.... but then, I have no where to put them. hmmm... maybe I will start some seeds in seed trays and be ready for when the lettuce is done? I'm not used to having just 2 boxes for vegetables...

  7. Ha ha! You are like me with seed package gathering! Maybe I will plant today.
    I think your rug is gorgeous! Well done!
    Do the campers go home today?
    I was wondering about the parrots.

  8. It must be so fun to see parrots flying around! I just can't imagine. If growing sunflowers would be all I had to do to attract them, they'd be happy here with all my volunteers. I hope you get some good pictures of them this summer!! Happy planting!

  9. Hydrangeas are favorites of mine and they're just starting their bloom here. Can't wait until they really pop!

  10. Great news for you & happy times ahead in the garden!
    Such a sweet wooly sheep rug
    Enjoy your hooking time too!

  11. Oh my gosh, so many seeds! My heart skips a beat just looking at them! I love your sheep rug. It's just the cutest sheep ever. :)

  12. Those seed packets just delight my heart, because I am a gardener in my head. If you looked at the few I planted you would see it is in my mind! Love your rugs...and yes, the weather here has been up and down!

  13. Yay for no more water restrictions! I love this rug. You are so talented!

  14. I so enjoy hearing about life where you live. Hot and dry is rarely in my vocabulary. Your rugs are wonderful. Glad to hear the water restrictions are off.

  15. Yay! So happy for you that you no longer need to be so concerned with the water issues in your area! Happy planting!!!

    Your rug turned out really cute, and I love your hydrangea borders... very pretty.


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